The Lazarus Contract was a 4-part story involving the Titans, the Teen Titans, and Deathstroke. Story and scripts by Dan Abnett, Benjamin Percy, and Christopher Priest. Art by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, Phil Hester, Khoi Pham, Wade Von Grawbadger, Roberto, Viacava, Carlo Pagulayan, Paul Pelletier, and Andrew Hennessy.
The story starts with a flashback as the Titans are taking on Ravager, Deathstroke’s son Grant. During the battle, Ravager dies of an apparent heart attack. Deathstroke carries him off vowing revenge. There’s a jump to three days ago, where Deathstroke was in the hospital after a cornea transplant, because apparently he had been completely blind, or something. (Notes say Deathstroke 12-18, I don’t read Deathstroke.) He tells Wintergreen to get the jet ready to go to New York.
The Titans are fighting a group that looks like H.I.V.E., but isn’t. They tell Nightwing that that Lazarus says the deal is off, but no one has any idea what that means. During this, Wally disappears. Jump to now, the Titans are searching for Wally, Nightwing continues to deny that he knows any thing about Lazarus or a contract. Omen is certain that he’s lying to her. Meanwhile, Wally is stuck on a treadmill, being interrogated by a mystery voice that ends up being Deathstroke. He tries to learn about Wally’s life in the time stream and in a different life. Deathstroke says he has a deal for him. He wants Wally to travel back in time to save his son. If Wally does this, Deathstroke promises that he will give up being Deathstroke. Wally declines this, because of time travel stuff, and Deathstroke shows he has a contingency plan. He shows that he has the New52 Wally West from the Teen Titans. (For simplicity, he shall be called Wally (TT).) (more…)